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Al-Kaila: Two cases of the “Indian” strain of Corona virus were recorded in Palestine

The strain arrived with two girls who travelled from the UAE

Jerusalem24 – Today, Sunday, the Palestinian Minister of Health, Mai Al-Kaila, announced that two cases of the “Indian” strain of the emerging corona virus – “Delta”, had been detected in two girls from Qalqilya and Salfit who arrived in the country from the United Arab Emirates.

Al-Kaila added in a press statement, today, Sunday, that everything necessary has been done from an epidemiological point of view, and samples have been taken from contacts and quarantined.

The Minister of Health called on citizens to quickly register on the electronic platform to book appointments for receiving the Corona vaccine, adding that, according to the World Health Organization, the majority of vaccines currently used reduce infection with the Corona virus, and if they do not prevent infection with it, they at least prevent the emergence of dangerous symptoms.

She added that elderly citizens, owners of chronic and cancerous diseases, and medical staff who have not yet received vaccinations should go to the vaccination centers as soon as possible to take the anti-Coronavirus vaccine.

It called upon the citizens to limit travel abroad except in cases of extreme necessity, in addition to speeding up registration on the electronic platform to receive the Corona vaccine.

The Indian mutation, “the delta variant”, is the most transmissible among the variants of the Corona virus that have been identified so far, and it spreads very quickly among people, especially those who have not received vaccination, in addition to the fact that the disease progression in people with it is faster than other mutations.

The infection is transmitted with this mutation at least twice as much as the original virus, which is why one person can transmit the disease not to 2, but to 4, 6 or 8 others.

Mohammad Hamayel

Ramallah based journalist, Mohammad graduated from Al-Quds University with a B.A. in Media and Television. He has covered the 2015 Jerusalem Intifada as well as the Great March of Return for international media outlets. currently an editor/presenter at Jerusalem24. A UN alumni and a follower of global events and politics, especially American affairs.

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